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Poster: Reade Date: Sep 27, 2012 11:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wow, Check Out This Bear Tape

Clearly the Dead at the peak of their powers.
Fall '72 is completely where it's at. Keith's fully integrated with a year of baptism-by-fire under his belt. What would become their post-Pig sound is fully crafted and on display here.
If consecutive nights in May of '77 (21 & 22) can be put out as part of two separate releases, this should not stay on the shelf just 'cause the night before was DP11.
TOO is superior to the 9/17 Baltimore show imo and the Bobbie McGee that's delightfully plopped in the middle of it might be their best version. Jerry's solo and fills are so exquisite- it's a stand alone in terms of quality again imo.

Always wondered who's blowing the whistle at the start of GSET, M&MU, etc. Weir?